Saturday, 31 January 2015

DEGUSTABOX

Helloo,

Monthly subscription boxes of all kinds are absolutely huge at the moment and there's definitely a reason for that. Forget Graze, it's all about [Degustabox]: a new food subscription box service that delivers between 9-14 surprise products to your door. The great thing about Degustabox is that many of the products are completely new to the market so you won't have tried them before - perfect for people like me who get bored of eating the same old food week in week out.




Mornflake Nutella/Golden Syrup (£1.50 each) - OK so Mornflake are absolute genius. I'm a big porridge fan but the additive of Nutella erm yes please. The perfect breakfast in my opinion and not toooo unhealthy. Nutella has hazelnuts in it, and they're healthy right?! Ba ha ha. I was worried the mix would taste a bit weird but no, it's perfection. Move over coco pops, I got a new breakfast fav.


Finn Crisp (£1.20): Love these as an alternative lunch snack to bread. Rich in fibre and low in fat as it's cooked with sourdough! They're actually really tasty.

Sukrin Bread mix (£5.00): A great gluten free mix which i'll most probably use to make a pizza base, nom nom! With 80% less net carbs it's a bit more guilt free too...


Little Miracles (£1.49 each): Normally not a great lover of these type of drinks but these are really tasty and give you a much needed energy boost!


Koko Dairy Free (£1.39): I followed the suggested recipe and made some pancakes with this dairy free product (see photo further down). It's a great alternative to milk and contains less calories than skimmed. I was surprised to how much I enjoyed this product and think I may have just been converted to dairy free milk, it's yummy!

Clipper Green Tea (free gift): What better way to detox than with some green tea, delicious.


Simplee Aloe (£1.79): I wasn't the biggest fan of the overall taste of this drink however it's meant to work wonders for your digestive system as it's so concentrated. Also after a bit of research on it, apparently the best of it's kind on the market!


Kabuto Noodles (£2.00): Probably my absolute favourite product in this box. I'm not a fan of 'pot noodles' at all so was a bit skeptical about these at first but they are seriously delicious and taste so authentic! I will be buying these on a regular basis now, yay to Kabuto!

Alfa One Rice Oil (£2.00): I'm always looking for simple ways to make my meals healthier and this is quite possibly the healthiest cooking oil available at the moment, containing naturally occurring plant sterol. I'll be sticking with this one.


Hot banana and raspberry dairy free pancakes: I love pancakes and cook them at least once a week so decided to attempt them dairy free this time with my Koko Dairy Free milk and this was the result! As it's a bit more watery than milk, a little more flour is needed but the end result is absolutely delicious. I used: 1 banana (half cooked in with the batter, half on top), raspberries, plain flour, Alfa One Rice Bran Oil, and one egg. Because of the rice oil and dairy free milk these contain a lot less fat and calories than usual, woohoo!

It was so much fun trying all these brands from Haywards piccilili to Nutella porridge! If you want to try Degustabox (bare in mind you can cancel at any time) use the following code for a £3 off discount on your first box: 9I1VM

Follow Degustabox on Facebook [here], and Twitter [here]

J x

Saturday, 24 January 2015

ROSES ARE RED

Helloo,

A slightly different outfit from me today, i'm not normally a huge fan of red but i've surprised myself and fallen in love with this AX Paris trouser two piece courtesy of [Getthelabel.com]. I find that having quite big hips it's difficult to buy trousers without it looking really unflattering but i'm a huge fan of this rosy ensemble. A shaggy gilet is a great way to layer up in this ridiculously cold weather at the moment! Admittedly a few more layers might have come in handy too...

Instantly I would normally think to pair this outfit with a pair of Dr Martens to grunge it up but having recently received a pair of Kickers they make such a great replacement for a chunky boot - i'm obsessed! I remember my mum putting me in a pair of Kickers to school when I was about 6 for a 'sturdy shoe'. It's amazing how times change... 







Floral two piece - c/o [Get The Label]  (AX Paris) // Boots - c/o [Get The Label] (Kickers) // Fur Gilet - £29.99 H and M // Macrame choker - Handmade by me! 

Check out Get The Label - a great website for buying highly discounted branded clothing including Adidas, Vero Moda, Lipsy and Kickers! Shop [here]

What do you think of this outfit? Have you worn any cute trouser two pieces recently? Comment your links below - I would love to see! 

J x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

MISSGUIDED ACTIVE

Hey guys,

I'm really excited to share a new collection from one of my favourite brands today: Missguided! Missguided never fail to amaze me with their new lines as each one just seems to beat the previous, and this [Activewear collection] doesn't fail to impress. 

In my opinion there is a significant lack in cute activewear available to all the sassy gals out there and Missguided have filled that gap perfectly featuring cut out detailing and cosmic prints. Best of all it's extremely reasonable available to buy from just £8. Now there are no more excuses to get down that gym gal pals.  



Shop the full collection here: http://www.missguided.co.uk/sportswear

What do you think of the new collection, do you love it as much as me?

J x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

2014 - A YEAR IN OUTFITS

Hey,

How are you all kitties?! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and ate lots of delicious food...

As the year comes to an end I thought I would share with you some of my favourite outfits from 2014. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the amazing brands i've been lucky enough to work with. When I started my blog I never imagined that I would be working so closely among you all, I genuinely feel very lucky and honored.


Do you have a favourite outfit?

I wish you all a very healthy and happy 2015! I'm excited to what the new year will bring for us all...

J x

ps. i'm selling lots of hippy/bohemian style items over on my depop: @velvet_daisy including tie dye wall hangings/bed throws, lanterns and clothing.

Friday, 26 December 2014

YVES ROCHER BOXING DAY SALE

Hey,

Hope you have all had an amazing Christmas - i've only been back from India for a couple of days now so it was a bit of a rushed one for me!

Just a quick post sharing yet another Yves Rocher promotion you may be interested in. As you all know i'm a huge fan of theirs now with most of my make up case containing their products. This time Yves Rocher have over 60 products at 60% off. Make sure to include Yves Rocher in your inevitable Boxing Day sales trawl as there as some great discounted products.


Offer ends Jan 2015. Let me know if you buy anything - would love to know what your fav products are.

J x